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We are pleased to announce the return of our Direct Entry Pilot scheme-Managed Path First Officer/UK Service Pilot for experienced qualified Service Pilots of the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Marines & Army Air Corps who wish to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines.

There will be a number of entry pilot opportunities over the coming months to support our growth through 2015 and onwards.

We’ve just recruited seasonal staff

We have just finished a Customer Service Representative project looking for seasonal staff to work at Heathrow during holidays and weekends only. It went very well and we will have over 20 new starters in August. It appealed especially to University and further education students as it can be combined with their studies.

Don’t worry if you missed this opportunity this year, as we are going to repeat it on a yearly basis and will be launching again in April 2015.

Did you watch ‘A Very British Airline’?

The three part series of ‘A Very British Airline’ aired on BBC2. It gave a unique look behind-the-scenes at British Airways. The series showed our complex operation and the people who keep it going 365 days a year.

The Guardian, Independent, and the Daily Star (Saturday) reviewed the last episode of A Very British Airline. The Daily Star awards the episode four stars out of five and notes that the episode shows how Heathrow deals with disruption.

BA is the top rated UK brand

British Airways has soared to the top of the 2014 Consumer Superbrands ranking, beating off tough competition from more than 1,500 other brands for the prestigious title. It is the first time ever that an airline or travel brand has topped the poll.

Frank van der Post, managing director brands and customer experience, said: “I am delighted that British Airways has been named the Consumer Superbrand of the year. It is the greatest accolade that the hard work of our teams has been recognised by the public to receive this coveted award.

“We should all be incredibly proud of what we have achieved in recent years - from our ‘To Fly. To Serve.’ campaign, our role in the London 2012 Games, our investment programme and putting the customer at the heart of the business, to bringing in new aircraft and launching our service hallmarks.”

Rise in the Ranks for British Airways Graduate Recruitment!

British Airways has entered the Top 50 of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, now ranking at 45th.  This year, a record 18,336 final year students from 30 top universities were asked “Which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for Graduates”, leading a rise in places up charts for the 3rd year since entering.

In addition, British Airways has been named “Most Popular Graduate Recruiter” in the Logistics, Transport & Supply Chain sector at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

Even more reason to consider applying to us as a Graduate Employer of choice!

National Apprenticeship Week

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off with events around the country, British Airways is set to recruit a bumper crop of apprentices in 2014.

The airline will employ 185 apprentices this year across the business, with areas ranging from engineering and operations, to IT, finance and project management.

Since 2010, more than 500 students have begun apprenticeships, with many graduating to permanent roles with the airline.

Keith Williams, executive chairman, said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of providing young people with a combination of on-the-job training and theoretical education. They are a great foundation for a whole range of highly skilled careers at British Airways and we are proud to offer them.”

Dan Cusano, a current engineering apprentice, said: “My apprenticeship has allowed me to experience so many different parts of engineering. I have developed new skills, met new people and have a platform for a really successful career at British Airways.”

The airline offers a number of schemes for apprentices in London, as well as at its maintenance bases in Glasgow and Cardiff. Details of apprentice opportunities. Have a look at our jobs page to learn more about the opportunities.

People Services Apprenticeship

Our induction week was really busy, from meeting a number of people and finding out a bit about what they do to visits to the community centre and the engineering base, it’s been non stop!

I found the induction week brilliant – the things we learnt about different aspects of the business was fascinating. Though there was a lot of information to take in, gaining a bit of knowledge about different aspects of the business was really great. My favourite parts were the visits to the community centre (we got to dress up as cabin crew!) and the engineering visit which was amazing (I think I’d suit being a pilot) Hoping the next week I might be a bit less busy was deemed to be just a nice thought as my wish didn’t come true and I’ve been given a lot of work to do and things to learn. Although extremely interesting, I think early nights are becoming my forte. – Philippa Bailey

The transition between being a student and being a full time apprentice at BA has been challenging but one of the best experiences of my life. The induction week definitely exceeded my expectations- it was a lot of fun and we learnt so much about BA and the different roles and departments that exist here. A number of employees from different departments all took time out of their day to come and speak with us- it was nice to know we had a lot of support! Dressing up as cabin crew in the community centre and sitting in the pilot seat on a plane during the engineering visit was definitely the highlights of my week. The second week has been brilliant as I’ve been given so much responsibility and treated as an equal employee within my department- no photocopying or making coffee all day long! Can’t wait to see what next week brings. -  Samantha Kent

Industrial Apprenticeship Programme

An exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Industrial Apprenticeship Programme and become the future talent of Engineering.

Aircraft Appearance Apprentice

An exciting opportunity to learn and provide a world-class external paint programme and cabin enviornment and become the future of British Airways as a Cabin mechanic.

Licenced Aircraft Engineers: Engineering our Future

Are you passionate about Engineering witbusiness teams based at LHR as front line leaders.  People who thrive in an engineering or mechanical environment and can actively demonstrate they are professional, skilled anh an EASA B1 or B2 licence for an aircraft we fly?...........We could have the role for you as a Licenced Aircraft Engineer.

We’re looking for the right people to join our key business teams based at LHR as front line leaders.  People who thrive in an engineering or mechanical environment and can actively demonstrate they are professional, skilled and take pride in both their work and workplace.

Recruiting Mandarin Speaking Cabin Crew

We have recently opened the Mandarin speaking crew vacancy to strengthen the loyalty of our customers flying from London to Sydney via Singapore.  We have already received over 40 applications!

We are planning a comprehensive marketing strategy to generate further interest in this exciting opportunity as we are looking to recruit 80 people. We have met with Mandarin speakers within BA who have offered to support the language testing and these candidates will also complete the Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew assessment over the coming months.

Latest Recruitment Activities

March was a very busy month in our Recruitment Centre as we have been interviewing for our Future Pilot and Graduate Programmes, along with Gatwick and Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew.

It has been lovely to meet so many people who are passionate about joining us at British Airways and we've received some really great feedback about our new Recruitment Centre. We look forward to meeting more of you over the coming months!

New Careers Site

Welcome to the new look British Airways careers site.  You will find all of our latest jobs here as well as lots of useful information about working for the airline and applying to work here.

There are lots of ways in to British Airways from work experience and internships to experienced professional hire and these opportunities are all advertised right here on ba.com/careers. There is also a world of different opportunities on offer from apprenticeships right through to senior management roles. Whether you want to be cabin crew or head of internal communications, we probably have something of interest to you.

I recommend that you have a look through the different information pages and if you like the sound of one of our roles or would like to work in one of our directorates you register your interest and ensure that you are one of the first to hear when the latest vacancies go live.You can register your interest by clicking here (please scroll to bottom of linked page).